Günther Lindenlaub, COO of the Invesdor Group – a combination of Invesdor (Finland) and Finnest (Austria), has distributed a positive note about the forthcoming year. Lindenlaub states:
“alternative financing in the area of equity could also be a possible trend for 2020 for German companies of all sizes. There would be pre-IPOs, for example, which innovative digital platforms now have in their portfolios – at significantly lower costs than a traditional IPO.”
Lindenlaub notes that the DAX has risen around 27% this year but for many investors but a “classic” initial public offering may be too expensive and risky. We have all seen the spectacular IPO fails that have left retail investors holding the bag.
To quote Lindenblaub:
“Some developments – just take the Falkensteiner hotel group’s latest crowdinvesting record, which has so far collected more than €13 million from the ‘crowd’ – shows that more and more traditional family businesses are also opening up alternative forms of financing. Why should they stop at equity solutions? ” [translated]
The Falkensteiner Hotel raised debt capital on the platform.
Invesdor/Finnest is positioning itself as a pan-European full stack crowdfunding platform that provides both debt and equity securities. With the forthcoming changes by the European Union regarding regulatory harmonization, the Invesdor Group may be well-positioned to expand its services across continental Europe.
The Invesdor Group currently claims over 50,000 registered users from 150 different countries. Over €150 million has been raised for issuers by the Invesdor Group to date.